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How Long Does Fever Associated With Viral Meningitis Last
When someone is symptom free from viral meningitis, are they no longer contagious? My friend just has a runny nose, otherwise he is fine, no fever.
Viral meningitis is inflammation of the tissues in the brain and spinal cord that is caused most commonly by enteroviruses. Viral meningitis is not usually as severe as bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without any treatment. However, viral meningitis that is caused by the herpes virus can be life threatening if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, neck stiffness, ...Read more
How should be viral meningitis treated? (got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)
Does contagiousness of viral meningitis go away once fever goes away? My friend just has a runny nose and is otherwise healthy after just having it.
Varies some: There are a variety of causes for viral meningitis & their pattern of contagiousness depends of the virus involved. The most common are enteroviruses, which are usually present in oral secretions during the fever stage & later for up to 6 weeks in the stool. Droplet avoidance/hand washing & antiseptic use is advisable at any stage.
Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?
Ask her doctor: Viral meningitis presents with headache, sometimes sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting, fever, stiff neck, malaise, sometimes mental changes and the spinal fluid shows findings which are not compatible with bacterial meningitis. Your mom should get better fairly quickly and be back to full health soon, but if you have questions, ask her doctor.
Usually until the: Infection has essentially run its course over one to two weeks and the degree of symptoms is very variable.
Varies: Most often you are contagious as long as you have fever. So fever free more than 24 hours is a good determination that you are no longer contagious.
How long does the viral meningitis virus stay in your body? If I feel completely fine after 12 days, does it mean I am cured?
My son (6) had viral meningitis (enterovirus) last week. He was good for 3 days then got a temp (38.2) and now has chronic diarrhear. Is this normal?
None: There is no consistent long-term effect after the viral meningitis.
Days to weeks: Viral meningitis typically only requires supportive therapy and patients recover after days to weeks. Most viruses responsible for causing meningitis are not amenable to specific treatment and conservative measures such as fluid, bedrest, and analgesics are usually effective.
I spoke to a doctor about my viral meningitis lasting longer than a month he suggested I go back to ER to get hooked up to an IV to get hydrat in brai?
Whoa: Here's a possibility -- you may have a spinal fluid leak from the lumbar puncture. I'd get with an anesthesiologist and ask about a blood patch as well. Forgive me if I misunderstood.
Hospitalized w/viral meningitis 2days ago. Now high fever, red spots have gone but nausea, stiff neck & severe headache remains, is she getting better?
Hard to tell: From the information you have given it is impossible to tell what the actual diagnosis is or how the patient is doing. This should be discussed at length with the treating doctors.
Viral meningitis: Viral meningitis can produce a wide variety of medical problems. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic, whereas others require hospitalization for severe headache, dehydration, altered mental status, and seizures. In severe cases, patients may require intensive care, and can have long term neurologic problems.
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FEVER, HEADACHE, NECK: The symptoms of viral meningitis are fever, headache, upper respiratory symptoms like cogh and neck stiffnes, congestion, nausea&vomiting.Symptoms are more like the symptoms of influenza and sometimes the diagnosis is missed and patient recovers as no antibiotics are needed recovery is uneventful and complete in most cases.See 1 more doctor answer
Supportive care: Uncomplicated viral meningitis is treated generally as an outpatient with supportive care only such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever and/or pain. Any person showing more severe symptoms, neurologic complications, or other concerning symptom is admitted to the hospital for specific treatments for their complications.
Aseptic meningitis is a condition caused by a viral infection that results in inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It occurs more often in the summer and fall months. Although aseptic (or viral) meningitis is a serious disease, patients generally recover. There may be no additional symptoms present or individuals may have symptoms of a cold or a rash ...Read more
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